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Nepal’s Kami Rita scales Mount Everest for Record 23rd time

A 49-year-old veteran Nepali Sherpa named Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest for 23rd time, breaking his own world record. He reached atop the world’s highest peak which is 8,850-metres high.

About Kami Rita Sherpa

He belongs to Thame village of Solukhumbu district in Nepal and yet again successfully climbed Mount Everest from Nepal side breaking his own world record for most summits on the roof of the world.

Background:

  • Rita started his Mount Everest climbing expedition since 1994. But, in 1995 after his client got sick on way to the summit, he couldn’t climb the Everest. Later in 1995, he abandoned the summit bid after one of the deadliest avalanche experienced which killed some expedition teams.
  • In 2017, Kami became third person to climb Mount Everest for 21st time. With this he matched the achievement of Phurba Tashi Sherpa and Apa Sherpa, both of them, have retired since then.
  • In 2018 he summited the Mt. Everest 22nd time in 2018 and set a record of most summits on Mount Everest.

 

About Sherpa

  • It is an ethnic groups native to most mountainous regions of the Himalayas and Nepal.
  • The word Sherpa is derived from Shar (“east”) and Wa (“people”) which originally meant “people from the East”.
  • Earlier word Sherpa (or Sherwa) simply denoted a group of people who migrated to Nepal from Eastern Tibet.

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Kaiga Atomic Power Station creates world record for continuous operation for 941 days

The Kaiga Atomic Power Station of Karnataka has created a new world record, with one of its units functioning continuously without any interruption for more than 940 days.  The previous world record was held by Unit 2 of Heysham of the United Kingdom. It operated without any interruption for 940 days.

About Kaiga Atomic Power Station:

  • Kaiga Atomic Power Station is a nuclear power generating station located at Kaiga in Karnataka, India.
  • It is operated by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India.
  • The power plant has been functioning since March 2000.
  • The Kaiga power plant has four units of 220 MW each.
  • The total power generating capacity of Kaiga power plant is 880 MW
  • It is the third largest nuclear power plant in India.  Tarapur (1400 MW) of Maharashtra is the largest and Rawatbhata (1180 MW) of Rajatshan is the second largest power plant in India.
  • It supplies electricity to Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

The same unit of Kiaga Power plant had set a world record in October 2018 when it functioned non-stop for 894 days. The record set by Kaiga power plant is a record for all kinds of units in the world which generate nuclear power, including advanced gas-based reactors.

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